Thieves get comfy in house

2014-10-17 00:00

TO add insult to injury, robbers who broke into two Bishopstowe brothers’ home defecated in their back yard and wiped themselves with pillow cases from the house.

Jacques de Bruin and his brother Pierre said they were the second set of victims of three consecutive break-ins by an unknown gang in the Bishopstowe area. The incidents happened from Sunday night to Tuesday night.

Describing the incident, Jacques said he awoke in the early hours of Monday morning, at about 1.45 am, to find a strange man standing at his bedside, trying to steal his cellphone.

“I had the fright of my life. It took me a couple seconds to register what was happening. I woke up and chased him across the house, yelling and screaming,” Jacques said. Woken by the commotion, Pierre joined his brother and the pair found two more men trying to steal the TV.

“They even stole my washed clothes and my washing powder,” said Jacques.

The burglars escaped into a sugar cane plantation at the back of the house.

Pierre said the burglars appeared to have walked around the home freely, “helping themselves to anything and everything”.

“They had the audacity to switch on the lights and look around while we were asleep. They even took a poop in the back yard and wiped their butts with a pillow case from our couch on the verandah. They took our homemade ashtray from the verandah and smoked all the leftover cigarette butts that were in it,” he said.

The brothers said they spotted a suspicious vehicle that drove by at 3 am and sped off when they tried to wave it down.

“This was the second of three incidents. The day before, they robbed the bar at Mountain View. The next day, they were on the roof of my neighbour’s house, trying to get in. We are tired and frustrated now,” Jacques said.

Police were unavailable to comment before the print deadline.

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